APhA Diabetes CTP 4/18/2020


APhA’s The Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care
A Certificate Program for Pharmacists

Hosted by: Illinois Pharmacists Association
Saturday, April 18, 2020

Location: Via Live Webinar
Time:  8:00 am - 5:30 pm


For questions about this program, please contact:
Kimberly Condon at (217) 522-7300 or [email protected]


CLICK HERE for a printable version of the full course flyer.


The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) developed The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training Program, an educational experience designed to equip pharmacists with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to provide effective, evidence-based diabetes care. The program provides comprehensive instruction in current diabetes concepts and standards of care and incorporates case studies and hands-on skills training focused on the situations most likely to be encountered—as well as the services most needed—in community and ambulatory care practice settings. Participants will gain experience evaluating and adjusting drug therapy regimens for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, counseling patients about lifestyle interventions, analyzing and interpreting self-monitoring of blood glucose results, and assessing the overall health status of patients to identify needed monitoring and interventions.


Goals and Learning Objectives

The goal of The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care is to teach the pharmacist how to integrate diabetes education and management into practice. This overriding goal incorporates the goal of pharmaceutical care, which is to ensure that patients make the best use of their medications and achieve the desired therapeutic outcomes.  Specific program goals are to: 

  • Provide comprehensive instruction on current standards of care for patients with diabetes.
  • Increase pharmacists’ ability to apply pharmacotherapeutic information and serve as the drug therapy expert on the diabetes health care team.
  • Refresh pharmacists’ knowledge of the pathophysiology of diabetes and the acute and long‐term complications of the disease.
  • Familiarize pharmacists with important concepts in nutrition, exercise, and weight control that contribute to optimal diabetes care.
  • Provide training on the use of diabetes-related devices and physical assessments involved with optimal diabetes care.
  • Describe business opportunities and roles for pharmacists in improving health outcomes for patients with diabetes.


 Virtual Training: 

The APhA Certificate Training Program hosted by the Illinois Pharmacists Association will be offered in a virtual format. Zoom Video Conferencing will be used to deliver the live session and a video-based assessment will be used to complete the skills check-off requirement.

By registering for this program, you agree to participate in the live portion of the course by using active video and audio feed through your computer or mobile device. Additionally, you agree to complete the skills assessment through a virtual check-off process. Credit for completion of the certificate program will only be granted to participants who complete the self-study requirements, are verified as physically present throughout the duration of the live session, complete the virtual skills process with a passing assessment, and receive a passing score on the written post-test.

The Live Seminar portion will be conducted online.  To participate, the registrants must:

  • Join Zoom webinar by computer, tablet, or any mobile device.
  • Must have a working camera and have video enabled throughout the entire program.
  • Must be present for the entirety of the program to be eligible for completion of the certificate training.
  • There is a Zoom app that can be downloaded on mobile devices through the App Store or Google Play. Search for Zoom Cloud Meetings app.
  • If planning to use a MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, etc., please navigate to https://zoom.us/ (using the Mac computer that will be used for the Zoom session), click on the Download link at the right side of the screen, download and install/run the installer program (named Zoom.pkg).
  • Join the meeting 15-30 minutes early to test that your microphone and camera is working properly and to check-in.
  • Please refer to the following webpages to troubleshoot any audio/visual difficulties: 



  • The Zoom Meeting Link will be sent 3 business days prior to the seminar.



Key Learning Objectives of the Live Training Seminar

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Evaluate the overall health status of patients with diabetes in terms of recommended monitoring and interventions, and formulate strategies for closing gaps in care.
  • Propose modifications to a patient’s drug therapy regimen rooted in evidence-based algorithms for diabetes management.
  • Recommend dietary interventions to support optimal glycemic control and weight loss (when indicated) in patients with diabetes.
  • Analyze and interpret a patient’s self-monitoring of blood glucose results and use the results to identify needed changes in the diabetes management plan.
  • Demonstrate proper technique for measuring blood pressure, administering injections, obtaining fingerstick samples for blood glucose monitoring, operating blood glucose meters, and performing monofilament foot testing.
  • Integrate the varied aspects of comprehensive diabetes care into efficient, sensitive, respectful pharmacist-patient interactions that support optimal patient self-management.
  • Describe ways in which pharmacists can keep abreast of new developments and take advantage of professional opportunities in diabetes care.

For a complete list of learning objectives and for all APhA accreditation information and policies, please visit APhA’s website, http://www.pharmacist.com/pharmacist-patient-centered-diabetes-care.


Jessica L. Kerr, PharmD, CDE
Interim Associate Dean of Professional and Student Affairs

Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy

Jennifer Rosselli, PharmD
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

System Requirements

Computer and Internet access are required to complete this activity.  Please visit APhA's website to view the Technology System Requirements in order to have a positive learning experience.


Program Fees - This program is limited to the first 40 registered participants.

Illinois Residents:   Pharmacist - $59                     Student - $59

Non-Illinois Residents:    Pharmacist - $550                            

NOTE: Please be advised that this program is subject to postponement or cancellation if the required minimum number of registrants is not met at least 30 days prior to the program.  

REGISTRATION: Online registration must be completed prior to April 3, 2020.  Confirmations will be sent within 3 business days of online registration submission.

Refund Policy
Refund (minus a $30 processing fee) if cancelled by April 1, 2020.  However, participants who redeem an enrollment code at any time will be charged a fee of $175 regardless whether or not they complete any portion of the self study.  Please be advised that this program is subject to postponement or cancellation if the required minimum number of registrants is not met.  Contact Kimberly Condon at 217.522.7300 or [email protected] with questions, including dietary restrictions. 

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